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Lincoln-Way Central and West Present Fall Plays

Lincoln-Way Central High School is presenting "Father of the Bride." Lincoln-Way West High School is presenting "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe and Midnight Wax"

The Lincoln-Way Central drama group is practicing for their annual fall play. This year, it's "Father of the Bride." The curtain opens at 7 p.m. both Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Lincoln-Way Central Fine Performing Arts Center.

The play Father of the Bride will be complimentary for senior citizens for the Friday night performance. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

The play is about 105 minutes long. The main entrance is door No. 7A. The box office opens one hour before show time. The Fine Arts Center is located at 1801 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox.

“Students, families, and friends all will love this entertaining play,” notes Nicole Kaester, play director and teacher sponsor.

 “The play tells the story of Mr. Banks, whose daughter Kay has announced her engagement out of nowhere, and the simple affair she once envisioned is becoming more elaborate by the minute.

The guest list grows larger and larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers, and dressmakers take over and the Bank’s household is soon caught in the comedic turmoil of planning a wedding, ,” stated Kaester.

Lincoln-Way West Presents a night of Scary Scenes 

The Lincoln-Way West drama group is rehearsing for their fall play, "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe" and "Midnight Wax." The house lights are expected to go down at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and again at 7 p.m. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 the group is planning a second presentation. The play will be presented at the Lincoln-Way West Fine Arts Performing Center.

The play "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe" by Eric Coble and "Midnight Wax" by L. Don Swartz is presented complimentary for senior citizens for the Saturday afternoon performance. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

The play is approximately 90 minutes in length. The box office opens one hour before show time. The West Fine Arts Center is located at 21701 S. Gougar, New Lenox.

“Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe “ features many famous works by the popular horror author Edgar Allan Poe including, “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

"Midnight Wax" is about an aspiring newspaper reporter who agrees to spend the night alone in a wax museum for a special Halloween feature. The museum is in need of publicity due to their new competition around town. But in the early morning after the reporter’s sleepover, they find a dead body in the museum and end up with a very strange list of suspects,” states Beth Wilson-Schura, play sponsor and director. 

Tickets are available at the door. The public is welcome to attend. 

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